chakra test ~ how open are yours?

Discussion in 'Eastern Religions and Philosophies' started by _Z_, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Dream

    Dream New Member

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    Alex, I remember now about the long line! That is the one thing that they did mention. You probably have the 'Long life' line on the palm of your right hand. Also, if the two longest lines intersect its either good or bad, but I can't remember. :p

    Venturing a guess.....
     
  2. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    It was late summer/early fall. Her oldest daughter was close to the cut-off age for starting kindergarten, so she had her tested to see if see was ready. The test results showed that her daughter was significantly delayed in her large motor development, and my neighbor asked me for some suggestions. I suggested that she start an exercise program for herself, and that her daughters would probably join in with her of their own accord.

    She went to an HMO. She did complain to me that one of her medications was causing her to have nightmares. When I explained to her how the body produces endorphins in response to exercise, and that this might help her get off some of her medications, she really started to warm up to the idea of an exercise program.

    No eating disorders. Weight was not an issue for her. The only sleep disorder she mentioned to me was one of her medications giving her nightmares.

    I would have to agree. Depression can have many contributing factors, therefore, unless a specific cause can be identified, limiting treatment of depression to only drugs, or only exercise, or only counselling, is not the best approach, imo.


    lol.

    However, even though my observations might not be convincing to you, it in no way invalidates my observations and experiences. :)
     
  3. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    I'm seeing my brothers name poppin up here and there around this thread, better not be bad mouthing Simmons!

    DREAM: I asked my beloved rose she said he had something to do with beauty lol... In a good way! I mean.
     
  4. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Root: underactive (-19%)
    Sacral: overactive (63%)
    Naval: underactive (-63%)
    Heart: open (19%)
    Throat: open (25%)
    Third Eye: open (31%)
    Crown: underactive (-31%)

    It's strange that this "test" goes against the majority of the local pagan community's perceptions of me (they want to train me as a healer due to the dominance of my Heart chakra [what am I, a puppy?])

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  5. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    You're a "cat wrangler." :D
     
  6. Netti-Netti

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    I'm a bit of a skeptic. I'm thinking perhaps you have provided here an impressive demonstration of experimenter effect - i.e., the impact of the experimenter's beliefs, expectancies, and/or wishes on the research findings.

    I question their generalizability.

    Thanks for your response, SG. Btw, that's a cool intervention you did. The neighbor is still exercising and doing ok?
     
  7. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    {Raises one eyebrow}


    Fair enough. Everyone is unique.

    All I did was offer some hope.
    Interestingly, it was the woman's younger daughter (who was three years old) who got into the exercise program and became an emotional support to her mother (and a source of competition for her older sister as far as large motor skills development was concerned.) The mom has since gotten remarried and has moved away. I've seen her since then, and she looked great. :)
     
  8. Netti-Netti

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    Maybe that's all it was. But that's not a minor thing.
     
  9. Netti-Netti

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    Greetings SG. In what way is it "quite dangerous"?
     
  10. _Z_

    _Z_ from far far away

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    how does one open the root chakra?
     
  11. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    See post #23.
     
  12. Pathless

    Pathless Fiercely Interdependent

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    Drink root beer.

    :D nyuk-nyuk
     
  13. _Z_

    _Z_ from far far away

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    :p

    i am actually quite concerned about it. are there any hindu’s here who know a thing or two about it?
     
  14. Pathless

    Pathless Fiercely Interdependent

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    Hello Z,

    It's quite possible for someone to have some imbalances and not be aware of them, which would mean little conscious concern. On the other hand, I also wouldn't be surprised if minor energy blockages become a cause for undue concern for some people depending on their preoccupation with their physical well-being and how much they value the chakra functions they suspect they might be having a problem with. But this has little to do with whether they have any significant diagnosable chakra imbalances or with the extent of such blockages or their impact on their functional level.

    My own exposure to energy work has been more along the lines of oriental medicine and acupuncture. If you feel like you want to go with a Hindu practitioner, nothing wrong with that. Maybe look for a doctor with training in Ayurveda medicine or an advanced Yoga practitioner with a specialty in Pranic healing.

    If you think you might want spiritual advice from a Hindu perspective (possibly very worthwhile IMHO), I'd say go ahead and ask if they are available for that. In the US anyway, many Yoga practitioners seem to use Yoga mainly as a discipline that leads to developing skills that allow them to contort the body is interesting ways. I think training with someone who has spiritual aspirations and insight would serve the client's needs better in some cases - more "holistic."

    I think our sedentary existence is creating all kinds of problems for us. In Japan companies make their office workers get up and stretch every 15 minutes. Maybe they're onto something. ;)
     
  16. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Would you agree that the holy men who go out to raise a bunch of money via their ministry just might be exhibiting a symptom of a root-heart-crown chakra problem?
     
  17. _Z_

    _Z_ from far far away

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    thank you for the links pathless, i shall definitely check them out.

    and thank you for your post netti-netti, i doubt if i will see an ayurvedic practitioner, but i am interested in any meditative techniques that may help. i think this chakra does affect my physical well-being or reflect it. i have always been quite a nervous and shy type at heart ~ even if i cover it up well on the outside.

    thank you both!

    edit;
    The Muladhara
    this is interesting! i do have problems with my large intestine, mainly that it produces way to much acid ~ this is effectively an imbalance. i have been focusing on balance generally and over the last year the problem has been getting better.
    makes a lot of sense actually.
     
  18. Only Special To God

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    Root: Under-active(19%)
    Sacral: Over-active(75%)
    Navel: Open(63%)
    Heart: Over-active(81%)
    Throat: Open(44%)
    Third Eye: Open(69%)
    Crown: Over-active(75%)

    I think that I am doing well, except I need to plant my root a little deeper in the dirt and apply Miracle Grow spikes! :D That should pick up my root chakra! lol

    Ian
     
  19. Quahom1

    Quahom1 What was the question?

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    I think this means I need to watch my mouth...:rolleyes::eek:

    Root Open (25%)
    Sacral Open (13%)
    Navel Open (25%)
    Heart Open (19%)
    Throat Open (44%)
    Third eye Open (38%)
    Crown Open (13%)
     
  20. sunyatasamsara

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    I call major bull****. It said my naval chakra is only at 13% lol. It said my crown was at 50%. I have a ton of energy rushes everyday that come from my power chakra aka naval chakra to my crown. I've heard two theories, one that the energy flows up from kundalini yoga and another that says the crown chakra pulls the energy up from jnana yoga. They are both right, it does flow up but it feels like the crown chakra is what pulls it up.
     

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